Travel in the news – Friday, November 16



A cyclone that hit Bangladesh has killed 242 people and left thousands homeless, the Government said today. By this morning the cyclone had weakened to a severet tropical storm, with winds dropping to 60mph.



Australians have been named the world’s worst polluters if countries are ranked by power station output, a study has shown. Each Australian produces nearly 11 tonnes of CO2 power sector emissions, compared to the UK’s 3.5 tonnes.



The Times



British Airways is facing a huge compensation bill for customers who were left stranded when their flights were cancelled. The airline has agreed to pay compensation and legal costs for two passengers left in Cape Town when their flight was cancelled in February, a move which could open the way for thousands more claims.






Some militant French railway workers have prolonged a strike that has affected tens of thousands of travellers, while other rail, Metro and power workers have abandoned the strike.



Daily Telegraph

Germany has been hit by its worst ever rail strike as 34,000 workers turned their action from freight trains to passenger services. Millions have been left stranded by cancelled regional and long-haul services.

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